Status: Baseline only
Increase abstinence from cigarette smoking among pregnant women
Baseline: 93.5 percent of females giving birth reported not smoking during pregnancy in 2018
Target: 95.7 percent
Smoking during pregnancy is related to birth defects, preterm birth, and sleep-related deaths in infants. Providing screening and counseling during prenatal care visits can help pregnant women stop smoking. Population-based interventions — like cigarette price increases, media campaigns, and comprehensive smoke-free laws — can also help prevent pregnant women from smoking.
Workgroup: Maternal, Infant, and Child Health Workgroup